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Book Review: Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer


Book Review: Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer

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Publication Date April 9th, 2019

Can you love someone to death? 

Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others claim she’s obsessed and can’t stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter’s expense. 

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, doctors intervene and immediately suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker, typically the mother, seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what’s going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand?

Book Review: Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer

Meghan is a very sick teenager, and no one knows what’s really wrong with her. Test after test is performed, with normal results, but Meghan’s mom knows something isn’t right.   Becky makes it her full-time job to be the spokesperson and advocate for her daughter.

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

After losing one child, she has made it her life’s purpose to make sure Meghan gets the medical attention she deserves as well as a name to her mysterious illness. Unfortunately, Carl, Meghan’s father, is not on board. He believes his daughter is completely fine and that Becky is making it all up for attention. ER visits with no results, only getting sick when her mom is around her, and Becky’s obsession over getting a diagnosis, all point to Becky making everything up. Meghan can’t explain why she gets sick; could her mom be convincing her she’s sick when she’s fine? Although Carl is hiding secrets of his own, does he really believe his wife is capable of hurting their only child? Becky loves Meghan and needs everyone around her to realize she’s really sick. She’s really sick, right?


Saving Meghan was one of those books you cannot put down; from the first few chapters, I was addicted. The author does an incredible job of keeping you on your toes. One chapter you’re convinced you to know who the culprit is, few chapters later you’ve changed your mind, and by the end, you really think you’ve figured it out. Guess what, you haven’t! I guarantee you’ll be in suspense bliss as you quickly read through this book.

Saving Meghan is out in stores now. Go support your local indie bookstore and pick up your copy!

Special thanks to St. Martin’s Press, NetGalley for providing my copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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Book Review: Saving Meghan by D.J. PalmerDANIEL PALMER is the USA Today bestselling author of ten critically acclaimed suspense novels. He published his first novel, DELIRIOUS, after a decade-long career in e-commerce, where he helped launch first generation websites for major online retailers including Barnes & Noble and Dick Sporting Goods.

Following the success of Daniel’s publishing career, he founded DAY IN THE LIFE MEDIA, a video production and communication company committed to helping brands identify their brand heroes so they can tell stories in a way that directly impacts the bottom line. A recording artist, accomplished blues harmonica player, and lifelong Red Sox fan, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I’m a book addict. I live in sunny California with my husband and 5 kids.  I read 2-3 books a week, drinking tea and getting cozy, and I love traveling and visiting bookstores everywhere I go.

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